13 Things You Should Know About Narcolepsy

According to Narcolepsy Network, a national non-profit corporation for individuals with Narcolepsy, their families and friends, and professionals, narcolepsy can affect all areas of a person’s life.

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and in some cases episodes of partial or total loss of muscle control.

Have someone in your life with this condition?

Here are 13 fast facts you should know first:

1. Narcolepsy affects an estimated 1 in every 2,000 people in the United States. That’s 200,000 Americans and approximately 3 million worldwide.

2. It is estimated that only 25% of people who have narcolepsy have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment.

3. Symptoms of narcolepsy include excessive